Heal Skin Abscesses Naturally

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Skin abscesses are usually limited to a small area.

An infection develops in the area and continues to get worse until the abscess comes to a head. Most abscesses begin as a small, tender area just under the skin. As they worsen the area becomes red and irritated. They will continue to grow until the middle of the abscess fills with pus. At this point they are usually very painful.

Because abscesses are actually infections you will want to heal skin abscesses naturally so that the infection is not allowed to spread. In order to treat the abscess you will have to use a product that can be used on the skin. Chemicals can burn and make the infection worse so it is best if you use a skin abscess treatment that is safe and natural.

Long before modern medicine the Indians used skin abscess treatment that was made of all natural products. When you treat skin abscess with natural products you do not run the risk of further infection. You also won’t have to suffer from the burn and irritation that many over the counter products produce.

You can heal skin abscesses naturally with turmeric. Turmeric contains antibacterial components that will naturally suppress and kill bacteria. Turmeric can also be used to treat rashes and acne. Combine turmeric with Aloe Vera and you can make a paste that can be applied directly onto the abscess. Cover the area with a soft cloth and leave the paste on overnight. This can be repeated every two or three days. You will probably see a lot of improvement by the third day.

You can treat skin abscess with turmeric and neem leaves. Neem is often referred to as a wonder drug because of the antibacterial qualities it contains. Make a paste by combining neem and turmeric. Aloe Vera gel is a great way to mix the two together. Apply the paste to the abscess and leave on overnight. If necessary you can reapply the paste every day until the infection is gone. Because neem and turmeric are both natural ingredients they will be soothing to the infected area.

Skin abscess treatment can be made with fenugreek leaves. Mix the crushed leaves with a small amount of water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the infected area and allow to dry. After the paste is dried you can wash the area gently with warm water. This process can be done twice daily for the best effect.

Other ingredients that can be used to heal skin abscesses naturally are lavender oil, orange peel paste, cucumber paste, or just plain Aloe Vera gel or juice. All of these are natural ways to treat skin abscess. A paste made from either potatoes or tomatoes can help reduce inflammation.

Pure, fresh lemon juice is good at drawing the infection to the surface of the skin. You can the cover the area with a paste using any of the aforementioned ingredients or one that is made from garlic. All of these treatments will help heal skin abscesses naturally without causing further irritation.

Article Last Modified Thursday, April 21, 2011
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